Djúpá – Brown trout

Northeast Iceland
Photo credit: Högni Harðarson

Fishing season

10 July – 30 September


Baits allowed

Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

2 rods

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Fishing cabin, Hotel


Not available


Easy access, Requires permission

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
12500 ISK to 40000 ISK

What can be fished


River Djúpá is in Þingeyjarsýsla, not far away from Akureyri. In Djúpá there are large brown trout that migrate from Lake Ljósavatn in late summer or autumn. Fish of 5-6lb are not unusual and larger fish have been seen. Only fly fishing is allowed and all fish must be released. There are also resident char, small brown trout, and occasional salmon in the river, but to a very limited extent. Djúpá has crystal-clear water, and it is necessary to go carefully at fishing spots. Mostly, these are pools lying under grass banks; deep pools where a lot of fish can be lying. There is good fishing on streamers and often the fish are willing to take nymphs and dry flies. The fish like black and Nobblers and the fly Sirða have given good results . Also, black nymphs and dry flies, as well as some wet flies like Teal & Black. The trout section is now included in the salmon permits.

The trout section is now included in the salmon permits

Accommodation & Facilities

Fishing cabin

A good fishing cabin is near the river. There are 5 double rooms with WC and shower facilities. Anglers take care of themselves but can ask for made up beds if they wish. The house must be cleaned between groups and anglers are asked to remember to record all catches into the logbook.


Hótel Edda, Stórutjarnir t: +354 444-4000,


The trout beat extends from Lake Ljósavatn to a reservoir at an old power station in the area of Fremstafell and Hrifla.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Akureyri: 30 km via the Vaðlaheiðartunnel

Reykjavík: 418 km via the Vaðlaheiðartunnel

About the fishing license


Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00


Northeast Iceland

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